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Category: Elder Law

Advance Directives for Healthcare

You probably have particular wishes about your health care, treatment decisions, and end-of-life care.  In addition, you may want certain individuals to speak for you if you are unable to express your wishes.  In Wisconsin, if you do not have someone designated in a health care power of attorney, only a court-appointed guardian can make […]

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Attorney Meghan Teigen Will Speak on Long-Term Care Planning

On April 27, 2021, Attorney Meghan Teigen will speak on the subject of long-term care planning as part of a panel presentation for the Madison Public Library Foundation.  Joined by a CEO of a local senior housing community and an insurance agent, Attorney Teigen will address concerns for paying for long-term care, flexibility for future […]

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Taking the next step for your health care advance directives

Attorney Mark Johnson will speak on the topic of advance directives to a virtual audience on March 19.  The presentation is part of a Fitchburg Senior Center series “Be Healthy! Be Happy!” organized by a student of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  Attorney Johnson will cover common advance directives for […]

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Mark Johnson and Meghan Teigen write about Medicaid trusts

As an extension of their presentation for national elder law attorneys, Mark T. Johnson and Meghan M. Teigen co-authored answers to audience questions.  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) published 20 Questions and 20 Answers from the NAELA 5-Year Trust Lunch & Learn Webinar in its online NAELA News.  Irrevocable trusts–sometimes called 5-year […]

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Johnson Teigen Named Among Best Law Firms®

Johnson Teigen, LLC has earned recognition among its peers in two categories as a 2021 Best Law Firm® in the Madison area.  We are named a Tier 1 firm for Elder Law.  In addition, we are recognized for our work in Trusts and Estates Law, Tier 2.  We are humbled and honored by the confidence […]

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The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes Attorneys Meghan M. Teigen and Mark T. Johnson

The 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes Attorneys Meghan M. Teigen and Mark T. Johnson for their high caliber work in Elder Law.  The Best Lawyers also recognizes Mark T. Johnson in Trusts and Estates.  And, finally, Mark T. Johnson is named Lawyer of the Year in Elder Law for the Madison […]

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Johnson Teigen attorneys speak on Medicaid trusts

On July 23, 2020, Attorneys Mark Johnson and Meghan Teigen spoke about irrevocable trusts to a national audience of other elder law attorneys. The Lunch and Learn webinar presentation—Five-Year Trusts: Benefits, Pitfalls and Solutions—was sponsored by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Attorneys Johnson and Teigen joined two other attorney panelists in sharing fundamentals […]

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Johnson Teigen Attorneys Write on Trusts and POAs

Johnson Teigen attorneys, Meghan M. Teigen and Mark T. Johnson recently wrote articles for two leading magazines for attorneys.  The attorneys of Johnson Teigen, LLC are active in writing and presenting for general and professional audiences on topics of elder law, special needs law, estate planning, and trust and estate administration. NAELA News published “Seven […]

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SECURE Act brings changes to IRA laws

Because of recent changes in federal law related to retirement accounts, now is a good time to revisit your estate plan and retirement accounts with your attorney and financial advisor. The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) took effect January 1, 2020. The new law changes withdrawal timing for inherited retirement accounts […]

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Johnson Teigen Is Dementia Friendly

Recently the attorneys and staff of Johnson Teigen, LLC renewed their training as a dementia-friendly business.  The training included learning about communicating with and working with individuals who have dementia.  Also, we learned techniques to best assist those with dementia with professional transactions. In addition, Johnson Teigen offers two guides for legal and financial decisions.  […]

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